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Test Prep Specialist! I tutor the SAT, ACT, and GRE.
Ron D.

106 hours tutoring

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Hourly Rate: $35

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Ron D.'s Photo

Test Prep Specialist! I tutor the SAT, ACT, and GRE.
Test Prep Specialist! I tutor the SAT, ACT, and GRE.
Ron D.

106 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

106 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Ron


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Hi friends! I'm Ron and I was born and raised in Southern California. I received my BA in Philosophy from Biola University and my MA in Philosophy from CSU Long Beach, with a 3.8 GPA. In addition, I have completed 27 units of education courses.

Here's a quick rundown of my tutoring experience: I started tutoring in 1997 and have been doing test prep since 2003. I gained experience working for a handful of companies before becoming an independent tutor in 2007. I have taught students of all...

Hi friends! I'm Ron and I was born and raised in Southern California. I received my BA in Philosophy from Biola University and my MA in Philosophy from CSU Long Beach, with a 3.8 GPA. In addition, I have completed 27 units of education courses.

Here's a quick rundown of my tutoring experience: I started tutoring in 1997 and have been doing test prep since 2003. I gained experience working for a handful of companies before becoming an independent tutor in 2007. I have taught students of all ages, from kindergarten to college, and have worked in a variety of settings, from one-on-one, to small groups, to full-classroom, to remote instruction using Zoom and other technologies. I am convinced that all students are capable of reaching their goals given the right tools and guidance.

I have tutored many subjects over the past 20 years, but test prep is my specialty and area of expertise. I have spent thousands of hours helping students master the content necessary to perform well on the SAT, ACT, ISEE, and GRE. I tutor the entirety of each test—both the math and verbal sections (including Science on the ACT). That's convenient, since you won't need multiple tutors to help you prepare for your upcoming test. I don't have preset lesson plans; each student's plan is determined by his or her strengths and weaknesses, and develops organically as we proceed through our lessons.

When I took the SAT as an adult in 2008, I scored in the 99th percentile in the verbal sections (Critical Reading and Writing), and the 95th percentile in Math. Since then, I have passed all three subtests of the CSET: Mathematics. The CSET is used to establish subject matter competency for prospective K-12 teachers in California.

If you'd like to know more or have any questions, don't hesitate to teach out to me!


Education

Biola University
Philosophy
California State University, Long Beach
Masters

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Business

GMAT, GRE

Corporate Training

GMAT, Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar

English

ACT English, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, SAT Writing, Writing

History

Philosophy

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Writing

Math

Logic,

Logic

I have two philosophy degrees (B.A. and M.A.). I am a skilled and experienced tutor of introductory logic concepts—i.e. what you'd typically encounter in classes such as "Introduction to Logic," "Introduction to Philosophy," or "Discrete Math" (I've taken and passed all three courses). Concepts include: categorical propositions and syllogisms, propositional logic (e.g. truth functions and truth tables), and predicate logic. I have helped many struggling students grasp and master these ideas!
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Writing

Other

Philosophy

Science

ACT Science, Philosophy

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, GED, Geometry, SAT Math, Writing

Test Preparation

CBEST,

CBEST

I have helped many students pass the California Basic Educational Skills Test, or CBEST, in order to fulfill the "Basic Skills Requirement" necessary to obtain a teaching credential in California. I took the CBEST myself in 2004 and passed with no prep! I am well-qualified in all the math and verbal skills tested on the CBEST; my extensive experience with tests such as the SAT, ACT, and GRE naturally translates to CBEST prep.
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Science, GED, GMAT, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Writing

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Mom of student

I give Ron 5 stars!! Ron has done AWESOME with my son and we couldn't be happier. My son is high functioning autistic and has trouble with focus at times. Ron is very patient and kind to him and his teaching methods work very well with my son. You will be pleased with Ron as your tutor!!

Amy, 14 lessons with Ron

Great Tutor

Ron worked well for my son Ethan. He was very patient and explained how to do the math problems in a way that my son could understand. After comparing a few of the tutors Ron was my son's favorite and Ethan felt that he understood Ron's way of teaching best.

Amy, 14 lessons with Ron

10/10 Would Recommend!!

Ron is very helpful and knowledgeable. He is patient and is extremely good at teaching and helping you understand the material. I highly highly recommend Ron as you will be happy with the results.

Ramzy, 7 lessons with Ron

Knowledgeable & patient

Ron was very professional, kind, patient & knowledgeable on the subject I needed help with (math). This was my first time using a tutor & I’m glad I did. Thank you again, Ron!

Vanessa, 2 lessons with Ron

Excellent, patient tutor

Ron has been tutoring my son in Algebra and I have to say he is SO knowledgeable, patient and kind! He goes above and beyond to make sure he can make an impact and help get my son back on track. I am so very glad we found Ron and would highly recommend him to anyone needing tutoring!

MELANIE, 17 lessons with Ron

Excellent Tutor

Ron has been helping me work through philosophy of language and linguistics. He is an excellent tutor and teacher. Not only is he always prepared and expert in the areas he teaches, he is also an outstanding communicator. He explains things by making sharp and clarifying distinctions, and providing memorable examples and analogies. He is also precise and very careful with this words; that's huge when learning is the goal. I especially like that Ron is always honest about his skills: even if he is competent in an area but doesn't feel expert in it, he will let you know. It's been a pleasure learning with Ron. Without any reservations, I'm happy to give him my highest recommendation!

Rinku, 1 lesson with Ron
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